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in baltimore. i'm adam may. today marked the final day of funerals of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. a young girl was laid to rest with a special connection with maryland. rochelle ritchie has more on the story. >> reporter: her name was josephine jay. he was 7 years old and loved the ravens. her funeral was this afternoon in newton and a vigil was held in her honor. her bright senile and innocence is being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. where she was laid to rest this afternoon. >> may we have a moment of silence to remember these victims. >> reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. >> they're just babies, they shouldn't be taken away from their mother. >> reporter: josephine turned 7 days just three days before the shooting. she was a native of columbia maryland and moved to newtown four years ago and she loved the baltimore maryland. >> as a father of three, it's extremely upsetting and a week later everything is stil
the first funerals were heldd monnay or victims of friday's shooting at sandy hook -3 elemennary. two six-yeaa-olds jack pinto and oah pozner were lliidto rest... hose who attended noahhs funeral say his mother's words about her belovee llttle oy were poignant. "hee as very ood boy and when she told him 'i love you' hhssanswer as 'not as muchhas i ovv you.' and -3 that was his coostant ansser a dry eye when the mother passion, tremendous feeling -3 and i think everrone was touched." family and friends alsooremembered little jack pinto. a budding wrestler... mann of jack's friends arrived at his funeraa weaaing newtown -3 wrestling sweatshirts. he was an avid new york giantt fan. innffct, he was buried in a giants jersey. 'newtown is forever changed... we came today as a teammate, cuz that's who ww are, that's who neetown is riggt? we're here 3 studenns will return to school sandy hook elementary will -3 noo. truuks filled with sandy pook materials headed to a neighhoring town to reopen in a former middle school. materials, thh backpaccs hat phey l
to escape fast moving flames. >> back in business two months after super storm sandy reeked havoc across the jersey coastline. stores getting back to life as usual. we will give you a look on this tuesday morning thanks for being with us and good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will start with weather. foggy yesterday and that's the case all day and it's a little foggy this morning too but not as bad hopefully as yesterday. what's going on. >> you two you are right yesterday we had widespread deeps fog and we had a dense fog advisory that's not the case this morning. 's. although the -- although the fog is bag in some areas it's dense patchy fog across the area. noid the widespread like -- it's not widespread like yesterday but you need to take it easy put a lot of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. and have the low beams on n terms of wet weather, we are not seeing it. yesterday morning, we got the rain even this morning we had the rain and things are diminishing. we only will scan the skies for today and once again, temperatures are going to b
. another rough day here as you have described today. first graders from sandy hook elementary gathering to bury two more of their classmates while students at other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain of saying good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and a hat for christmas. a first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved sports on his ipad. early riser. he usually ended the day cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for jean ro . >> they kept saying that -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a little gun. i -- i -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> reporter: he found the boys huddled in his yard after they ran past the gunman to escape. >> they were very upset. and i -- the two boys just start talking. hi no idea what hap
sandy has affected us in delaware compared to our neighbors to the north. we are doing okay. this sandy didn't spare delaware and we have produced beyond our state's ability to provide. from the moment it is clear we are in the storm's path, i've been grateful for the work of governor jack martel and his entire team. state, county, local officials, first responders, american red cross, national guard, many volunteers are hoped to protect the residents as it approached and well after it passed. president obama, fema, the rest of the administration's team working hand in glove with their state team. in this case there was really a team. as i like to say there is no i in the word team. i should have the army corps of engineers has been particular in responding to hurricane sandy. over the years, funded by a series of storm protection projects in maryland are polite, robust and strong, healthy systems. these types of projects criticized at the time by some on my opinion because they performed exceptionally well during sandy black hundreds of millions, maybe billions of dollars in damage. as
's shooting at sandy hook. the two 6-year-old jack pento and noah pozner were laid to rest. those who attended noah's funeral say the mother's words were poignant. >> he was good boy and when she told him i love you it's not as much ace love you and constant answer to his mother. >> it was not a dry eye when the mother spoke. tremendous passion and tremendous feeling and i think everyone was touched. >> reporter: family and friends remembered jack pinto. a budding wrestling. many of jack's friends arrive at his funeral wearing newtown wrestling sweet sweat shirts he was a new york giant fan and in fact he was buried in a giants gursy. >> newtown -- jersey. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate that's who we are and who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> reporter: most will return to school this morning. students of sandy hook elementary will not. trucks filled with sandy hook materials headed to a neighboring town to open in a former middle school. >> the materials and back back. packs they walk into a -- backpacks they will walk into a classroom as close as poss
investigators say this week's deadly fire and sh shootings in sandy hook elementary school had in common. and a violent morning, a burglar shot to death. >> first, breaking news, state police confirm there has been a fatal officer involved shooting. in tonti town and that is the northwestern area. we don't have too many details but we will be updating it on our website throughout the evening. >> many parts of the country are enduring freezing rain, and mark has more on that. >> reporter: a massive crash in oklahoma shutting down all traffic. 21 vehicles piled up and blizzard conditions blanketed much of the area. lubbock texas needed to be cleared. >> it is the most people traveling in six-years. >> reporter: black ice stranded drivers and one wife got a stuck car moving and wouldn't risk stopping again. >> i had to stop and that is as far as i went. >> reporter: severe weather is hitting san francisco hard. and the storms are expected to increase in strength. delivering another heavy blow to the mid-west tomorrow and ten inches to some parts of arkansas. winds at over 40 miles per hour
sandy affect the. it's called operation kids comfort. >> it's that comfort of shoaling something and just being able to just hold it, you know, take it with them where they go >> hurricane sandy victims drove from new york to connecticut to hand deliver the teddy bears to the kids. >>> closer to home, dozens of maryland children spent part of the day today making paper snow flakes to be sent to the survivors of the school shooting in connecticut. fox 5's john henrehan has this story. >> reporter: on a cold and blustery saturday, dozens of families made their trip to a the children's boutique. they came to make paper snow flakes. these decorations will be sent to the children who survived the massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. they will resume school in a different building early next year. >> we want to be part of that movement to make that location beautiful to them and maybe take their minds often what happened. >> and bright en their way. there is going to be a winter wonderland. hopefully there will be snow flakes from around the world. >> co-owners diane stria
." >> students did go back today, except those from sandy hook elementary. every campus had extra security. >> i do not think you are ever ready. i think that as much as things can get back to normal, we have to. >> though most here to understand that normal mean something very different now. but what can be a normal when you are talking about burying 6 and 7-year-old kids. one of the first of adults in this tragedy will be laid to rest. wbal tv-11 news. >> it can never, ever be normal. gov. martin o'malley is determined to introduce legislation to prevent similar mass shootings here in maryland and he is meeting with his cabinet to discuss the issue. he joins a chorus of state and federal leaders demanding action. lowell melser joins us with more. >> the police and really began yesterday -- the pleas really began yester day in towson. you had county executives asking for a closer look at the state gun laws. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief who also chairs the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many are fe
. >> a spokesman said this morning this move was made out of respect to the victims and families of the sandy hook shooting. i will show you their web site. as of this morning, when you search for modern sporting rifles, it completely goes blank. you cannot serve to them on line this morning. it has not said how long it will suspend the sale of the rifles, but the move was made after reports that investigators are looking into whether or not suspected gunman adam lanza tried to buy a gun from the sporting goods store 12 miles away from newtown, connecticut. the store says, based on their records, they confirmed they did not sell any guns to adam lanza although police have not commented on that. no word on when guns will move back into the store in danny ferr --- danbury, connecticut. any new developments we will pass along. back to you. >> thank you. the community of newtown connecticut, takes another step toward healing after friday's deadly shooting. all the town's schools will reopen today except for sandy hook elementary. >> loved ones preparing to say goodbye to another young victim's. 6-year
. >> it is not natural. >> paul and his wife are among the thousands visiting the memorial in the center of a sandy hook. >> we needed this. our prayers' needed to be with the children and the family is. -- and the family's. >> i have seen a lot of stuff, but never this bad. >> the first of two funerals work -- the first two funerals were held for two young boys, jack pinto and noah pozner. >> he reminds me so much of my son when he was little. , i don't know. >> a local community's school threw open its doors to them. >> it is a good way to distract the kids and bring everyone together. >> mike said that his children took advantage of the activities, which included therapy dog. >> it is so small and as a local. people know everyone here. >> many are turning to faith to get them through. >> it will be all right. god is watching over us. id is going to be all right. -- it is going to be alright. >> just 24 hours ago, the president was in town. a lot of folks i have talked to say the visit meant a lot to them. they know they need to keep banding together to try to help the families who lost loved ones on
of normalcy today. classes resume at all newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary. the students return as that community says goodbye to more victims of friday's shooting at sandy hook. danielle lee is live in newtown, connecticut, with the latest. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. you may be able to make out a christmas tree over my shoulder. that's marking a memorial that's become the focal point of this little town. students may drive past it today as they head to class and return to routines for the first time since the shooting. it will be a reminder that some things will never be the same. yesterday we saw the first two funerals for the victims. there will be more today. there will be a viewing for the teacher vicky soto who died shielding her students. it's been incredible to see the mementos that people have been bringing to the memorials in tribute to these victims. police say the investigation continues. they have confirmed that the shooter went to shooting ranges with his mother who also was the rightful owner of those guns that he used in the crime.
the mass murders at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, we have been looking at new information on gun sales year in maryland. barry simms as the latest numbers, and there is a noticeable increase? >> we have contacted maryland state police on the purchase of gun applications and it does appear that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws.
teaches. friday, he was told that something was happening at sandy hook and his wife had been killed. the connecticut governor says it is time to get the act together when it comes to gun control. >> thank you, rebecca. we're learning more about the sandy hook shooter, adam lanza. divorce papers show that his mother, nancy lanza gain custody when he and his father divorced in 2009. the divorce agreement makes no mention of mental health issues. he was expected to connecticut state university when he was only 16. he was part of a small number of 16-year-old among the 5000 undergraduates. he took his last class in 2009 and had not returned. >> as the community deals with tremendous loss, a local d.c. woman tries to help them cope. >> alison, there are a number of people from our region who love come here to help out in newtown. we earlier talks with an area from the baltimore area who came with the red cross to try to call about. they are among the hundreds of people who came here to try to give aid. the memorial near the elementary school continues to grow as the community tries to ma
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... would now return and potentially hear about the grim ventssttat had transpired at sandy hook elementary school. "when i school onnfrrday, the first &p'pa, why are yyu picking me uu, we're having such a greaa day?' and i need to thank the teachers and the sttff for 3 doing theirrbeettto shield my child from what happenee." before returning to class, schools encouraged parentssto friday's horrific shoottngs... &psaying the taff can't contro what children hear frrm others. "when a crisis like this happens..." endy in newtown who's been advisiig ppaents on how to talk to their kidd. "chhldren don't need details. all hey need to know is a ffct, that a bad killed and we are making our schoolssvery safe and this doesn't happen very vvry often aad we are working that it to prepare for students " and - with school staff from bus drivers to teachersson monday. a crisis intervention expert spoke to them. among the the dangers of getting oo emotional in front of children... something davenson says can be overwhelming forr thh kids. "thht's terrifying supposed to be the strengthh for them
is a memorial set up for all of the victims. sandy hookelementary is still shut down, students are expected to resume classes tomorrow at a neighboring school. >> we have breaking news right now. the national rifle association has just released its first statement since the deadly shootinging. it reads in part that the nra is prepared to offer menning -- meaningful contributions to help ensure this never happens again. thegroup says it stayed silentover the last few days out of respect for the families the call for tougher gun control may have an unintended consequence. >> dealers say people are buying up assault rifles for fear they could soon be ban. >> if assault rifles and handguns and praktly in firearm is in high demand right now. >> five handguns in the first ninety minutes of business today. the manager of pass dean that pawn and lone says people are coming out of the woodwork. >> i def f nitly feel terrible for the families. i'm achristian man, i don't believe in killing people. to defendyourself is another thing but to open fire on a bunch of f kids,ic that is de
? leaders have reacted to the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc cha
sandy already. >> sandy carved a path along the eastern seaboard. >> we can't secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shuttle rolling done the streets of l.a. >> let's take a look at the man at the center of the scandal. >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> the red line warning talks. >> barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an a
as communities around the nation come together to say good-bye to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> plus behind bars, a local teen will likely spend his christmas in jail. what police say he did coming up. >>> and: >> with only two weeks to go in the regular season, the ravens try to get back on the winning track. i'm sand sonders, aisle -- saunders, i'll have a preview of today's game with the giants. >>> the clock is ticking. a very chilly morning as people get ready for the final 48 hours of holiday shopping. so will it warm up before christmas? meteorologist tim williams tells us in his first warning weather forecast. >>> and: >>reporter: and to get into the holiday spirit, why not check out the train garden here at the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. it is the coolest train garden by far, and it is extremely detailed. we will give you details on it and you can see it close up. that is in just a few as eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday, i'm gigi barnett. >
the comments by the nation's top gun lobby. >> which i say chan t shootings at sandy hook make the efforts more public but some have pushed to revamp the state gun laws for years. . >> the nra leader appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. local lawmakers are pushing back. >> it's stupid. it doesn'tmake sense to administer guns to schools: when you add guns to reduce violence, i think you increase violence. >> the largest gun violence -- gun advocates broke their silence friday if it's crazy to call for putting armed police and security in our schools to protect the children, then call l me crazy. . >> senator lisa gladman who represents malt mor city is making it her mission to out law extended magazines. >> and auto -- an automatic or semiautomatic weapon doesn't work for hunters or for those who are shooting animals for the purposes of food when it comes to gun stores a senator from montgomery county will push to give the state police the same authority as if atf to place sanctions o on the owners. as for the guns left on the
. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. he saysright now, federal law only requires a background check if you buy a gun from a licensed dealer almost had 40% of guns are not sold through dealers. they'reprivate trans axes sold at gun shows and internet sales. >> police say the shooter at sandy hook used his mom's firearms which were brought legally. >> back at school, the conversations are swirling as parents push to prevent school violence we talked about this all day at work, gun safety, mental health, being proactive. >> and another example, chief johnson says the shooter who killed three people at a salon in wisconsin would not have been able to buy a gun if the national law was in place. hebrought it on line to avoid a background check. chief johnsonsays th
. how the victims of hurricane sandy will benefit from this game. >>> thanks for joining on this monday morning. progress to report in washington on avoiding the year end fiscal cliff. the president met face-to-face at the white house with speaker john by aner and they didn't say anything -- boehner and they didn't say anything about it afterwards. >> reporter: president obama is back on the road today pedaling the plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. but sunday, a small sign of hope. mr. obama and house speaker boehner meeting face-to-face for the first time in nearly a month. >> any time you got two guystangoing you have a chance to get it done rouse a source says i would be encouraged not greatly but a little becauserepublicans may be ready to compromise. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes that we don't -- realizing we don't have a lot of cards. >> reporter: some gop law makers are open to raising revenue especially holding the top rate below 36.9% and they are moving closer to entitlements with
fema is not that generous when it comes to aid for victims of superstore sandy. >> maryland woke up to this headline -- u.s. denies aid to more storm victims. this is the picture of the face of maryland during the storm. >> barbara mikulski spoke earlier at the senate appropriations subcommittee on hurricane sandy disk -- expressing her disbelief they denied the request for individual assistance for rep -- residents of the lower eastern shore and western maryland affected by the storm. she and other elected officials are pressing fema to reverse course. the state has 30 days to file an appeal. the directors seemed open to giving another look. >> sometimes i struggle with when we say now. it is never easy. it does not mean we are not going to work with the governor and mean it -- see what we can do. >> they will still provide funding to the state that can be used to prepare public structures such as roads and buildings because of the disaster declaration in november. in the wake of superstars sandy, the national hurricane center is expanding its definition of a hurricane in response
-old girl in southeast baltimore is collecting toys for children who lost theirs in superstorm sandy. . . sadira mmrjafary.. who's now being called sadie donntion drive about two weeks agg afterrshe saw a storyy behind by sandy. she told her mother let's give the event page. sadie asked for - people reeponded. (sadie) "i want tte children to be happy too. like, ttey can ave theii oys so they can play with them.. cause they don't hhve any toys anymor" anymore." so far, sadie pas collected nearry 3 p-thousand dollars worth of if you want to donate stop by the target in white marsh this saturday from 1- to-4pm foo ssdie's stuff-the-truck event. aal donations will be sent to st. ary's by theesea parish in point pleasant, new jersey. 3 p3 3 an arrest in the subway murder..... what we're learning about the suspect.... and the response from passengers who filmed the attack iistead of helping. cheryl shepherd "kasandra stay with me. the ambullnce is on the way. you hear me? me? 3 fraatii moments after a kknsas ityychiefssplayer shot and killld his gi
after the tragedy at sandy hook. president obama's message on gun control heading into the new career. >>> the [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. >>> the 3wbody of the man who fired inside a -- the hartfo"ha couran courant". before going to nearby sandy hook elementary school, killing 20 first graders and six adults and then he killed himself. a private funeral was held for lanza's mother. >>> since the connecticut shootings, a debate on gun control escalated from a simmer to a boil. just after the shootings, president obama promised to do something to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday on "meet the press" yesterday, the president plans to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't d
it before hurricane sandy hit the east coast and it survived hurricane sandy. maybe that is a good sign it's going stick around longer than the last one did. that is what is going on down here. the perfect weather and we wanted it to be cool. again, president the and mrs. obama and the girls have not arrived yet. when they do, the first thing is to get the tree lit. keep it here on fox 5. will? >> all right, sue, thank you. >>> surprised to hear the limos lighting up. the walk across the street. the first family, after all. we'll see you soon. >>> and we do have a little tree lighting history for you. the national christmas tree was placed on the e lips back in december 1923. that was the first one. on christmas eve, president calvin coolidge walkedhouse to light the tree. see, sometimes they do walk. over the years, the national christmas tree was located in sherman park, lafayette park, and on the south lawn of the white house. in 1954, it moved back to the ellipse and the traditional christmas eve lighting was moved to earlier in december. >>> i like to hear a little bit of history. >>
to honor the victims. >> something to help out. >> students go back to class. but not sandy hook. police have locked down the school while the investigation continues. the district is preparing a middle school in a neighboring town. >> whenever we can do to have that way, we want to do now. >> today marks another round of the grief as families continue to bury their loved ones. what does anybody say? >> the shooter had visited multiple gun ranges ahead of the massacre. they say he won with his mother, legal owner of the guns. police obtained a broken computer found in his home. >> we will do everything it takes to ensure we uncover every bit of evidence. >> so this community comes together and waits for answers. >> the talon comes together like this is amazing. i'm proud to say that i am from here. >> open their loss will not be in vain. the school can be ready for sandy hook residents in about the day. it is not clear when those students will return to class. danielle leigh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore county school superintendent talked with many administrators are thinking about. >>
giving back, in the whack of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> an international manhunt is over. the man wanted for attacking women at shopping malls is now back in fairfax county after running away to south camerica. >> trouble for a maryland woman trying to donate toys to needy children. first they were stolen. now after a second shopping trip there is a road block. >> it has been four days since that awful tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. emotions quite understandly are still raw. >> some students returned to class for the first time since the rampage. others were laid to rest. jay gray has the the latest from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: it had been only four days. >> wait a day, a month, whatever, you know -- there is no -- there is no rule book. >> reporter: no real way for others to understand. the raw emotions of students and parents as schools reopen today in newtown. >> there is no word. just tears. >> reporter: so tough for many parents to let go. but time they say for the kids to get back. >> they need be there as soon as possible. be wi
-- >> it was -- it was as high as i've ever seen it. >> more than a month than superstorm sandy devoured part of if east coast parts of maryland are still struggling to recover. >> maryland has less than 30 days to file a repeal with fema after its refusal to help those affected by superstorm sandy. they say they are open to give parts of maryland a closer look but kisses of oceancy they -- citizens they say don't need it. the toughest loss -- >> we did loss part of the fishing pier on the ocean front which is big news. everyone relates to the pier. just the eastern portion of the pier. we did loss that but that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be back up before next summer. the mayor tells us there is no lingering problems that the fema is dealing with. they are working on beach maintenance and replenishment. >> tonight's medical alert. a new study out of john hopkins shows that fasting might be key for epilepsy patients. researchers tell us that children with seizures that are treated with a high-fat low carb diet may get an added benefit from fasting. the results suggest that combined
're slated to begin work on a bill offering additional funding for victims of hurricane sandy that would provide an additional $9.7 billion in borrowing authority for the national flood insurance program which is now capped at $20.7 billion. it would also provide the requested $11.5 billion for the fema disaster relief fund, and it also includes some mitigation measures for future disasters. also we expect later debate today on a couple of judicial nominations. earlier this afternoon south carolina governor nikki haley announced she's selected freshman congressman tim scott to fill the seat being vacated by senate jim demint. senator demint leaving to become the president to have heritage foundation, and we'll take a look at what governor haley had to say now. [background sounds] >> good morning, and it is, um, a great day in south carolina. it's a historic day in south carolina because, um, you know, first of all, we all were saddened and surprised when senator demint told us that he was not going to continue in the u.s. senate, but i will tell you as i've told many people, that the her
after a storm as devastating as hurricane sandy. and it's important to understand -- i think that many things have whopped the ability of the states and local communities to deal with some of the effects of this. that is why the sandy emergency supplemental is before us attached to h.r. 1 and why we will be voting on that, i assume, tomorrow. there are two versions before us. one is the senate democrats emergency supplemental proposal. that totals $60.4 billion. it includes nearly $13 billion in mitigation funding. now, that goes for the next storm, not this storm. $3.46 billion for army corps of engineers, $500 million of which are projects from previous disasters, $3 billion to rare or replace federal assets that do not fall in the category of emergency need, $56 million for tsunami cleanup on the west coast, which, of course, does not relate to sandy, and a lot of new authorizing language for reform of disaster relief programs which i would support through the regular process. but without having gone through the authorizing committee, i don't think that's a good idea. our proposed a
at sandy hook elementary, with matt lauer, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, and savi ysa guthrie, live from newtown, connecticut. >> good morning. welcome to this special edition of "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. savannah guthrie is in newtown, connecticut. the president's remarks at that vigil last night were moving, powerful. they were spoken, of course, not only as the nation's leader but also, savannah, from a heartbroken parent's point of vi view. >> no question about that. there were loud, audible sobs as the president read through the names of those who had fallen. the president wrote these remarks himself and i can tell you it contained a more forceful call to action than even some close aides had expected. before that he met privately with first responders and families of victims. the daughter of sandy hook principal, dawn hochsprung, tweeted these pictures of the president holding her daughter, and said mom would be so proud but not as proud as i am of her. >> savannah, classes are set to resume wednesday for the students of sandy hook, but they'll be held
city facing rising sea levels and the next big storm. >> if sandy were to come close or directly into norfolk i think we'd all be in big trouble. >> brown: we assess the latest diplomatic moves to end syria's war, as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with russia's foreign minister. >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a program that aims to put students at low-achieving schools on a path to high school graduation. >> we're here to make things better. we're here to tutor kids. we're here to make sure that they stay on track. we are here to make sure that they graduate. we want to prepare them for high school. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for
to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front. sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after they received threats. >> i will always be worried. but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and for the first time since the shooting the nra releases a statement. the group says its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken. a news conference is scheduled for friday. >>> family members say the gunman, adam lanza, had battled mental health problems for most of his life. what can we do stop these mass killings? well, wjz has live complete coverage with adam may with more on calls to improve health care. >> reporter: experts say if we do not do more to improve access to mental health care, another school massacre is virtu
funerals for victim's of last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-olds funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartbreaking. it just keeps gets more heartbreaking. >> pozner was remembered as a kind and caring boy. his twin sister survived the shooting in another classroom. at pinto's funeral friends wore sports gear in honor of the boy who loved wrestling, football and the giants. he was buried in a giants jersey. >> the people who spoke, there were stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothing halos off their head. >> the sandy hook elementary school will remain closed as police continue their investigation and may not reopen. classes will resume in other schools near by. >> on monday many families brought their children to this recreation center for a day of fun. meanwhile police have been learning more about how the killer, 20-year-old adam lanza, went about his killing spree. they might never learn why. >> newtown school officials have
by moonlight and each by star light and air glow. >> by moonlight, hurricane sandy. and the potential is just being scratched. >> our weather forecasters now, by look at this new imagery are saying i can do the same kind of things at night. and that enables a whole new class of things being done. >> reporter: a lot more is being tracked by this new generation of satellites. >> we can monitor forest fires. monitor smoke plumes from those fires. and also, data is used to monitor snow packs. sea ice. >> reporter: and it does it globally. the bright spots in australia are wildfires. now from space, the impacts of people are written in light across countries and cont nents. things unseen from this vantage point in sunlight. a lot of illumination for a black marble. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the new satellite is in a polar orbit and is able to scan the entire planet in just 12 passes. >>> well, can wall street start the week off on the right foodfoot? -- foot? [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets did finish in positive territory
held a hearing on fema's response to hurricane sandy. senators from new york, rhode island, connecticut and delaware testified before the committee on the challenges their constituents face in the aftermath of the storm and what's needed to move forward. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us for this very important hearing on the response and recovery and the challenges before us to superstorm san joaquin. -- with sandy. we're here today to evaluate the response and recovery effortings in the aftermath of hurricane sandy which struck the northeastern united states on october 29, as the largest-sized storm system in u.s. history. hurricane sandy claimed the lives of more than 120 americans, destroying over 340,000 homes. and over 2 hub,000 businesses and leaving more than 8.5 million families without power, heat or running water for weeks. and i understand in a few neighborhoods and in a few buildings in new york and new jersey that still is the case. the scale of this disaster has created significant housing and transportation challenges and a successful recovery will requ
on of sandy carter. you're probably watching over there in our cube. sandy, thank you for your service and dedication to the people of iowa and the third district. and i could go on and on. back in iowa, there's jay buyers, sally bowser, grant woodard. frequently i would stand before a group and invite train to stand before you as a surrogate son from vietnam, was one of the refugees and what he went through to yet to become an american and have the american dream. very special. so the list is long. i will stop. i know you have travels to do. but those of you in the room, bruce, thank you for your atributes and, jim, it's good to see you again. jim nussle, it's great too sew you. tim, thank you for your remarks and the service we've had together and, tom, i wish you continued success and i know that you believe what's good for our state. we come from the soil, really, and that's probably a good thing. so with that i want to say a fond farewell. i will continue to respond a -- to finally bring this down from 112 to 113, i say it's been my pleasure and my good fortune to live this much
. >> sandy hook elementary students will begin classes at a middle school next month. officials say it is still undecided if there official school every open. we have are more information about the gunman. he had not seen his father or his brother in about two years. federal agents are now saying that no evidence that the practiced shooting in preparation for the shooting last friday. >> after a period of silence, the national rifle association has issued its first eight months since the sandy hook shooting. >>lanza's mother illegally bought the assault style rock and he used in the shooting. today on capitol hill -- the assault style rifle he used in the shooting. >> certainly an impressive if not unprecedented gathering of mass shootings all across the country. the stress they are not anti- nra, but they do want congress and the white house to take action to prevent the next tragedy. >> my son was killed in the massacre in, and high school. >> the story is the same. >> she was my girlfriend. >> standing together, 23 families forever changed by mass shooting. >> you never want some
day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa say talking about their jessica brings tiny moments of comfort. >> she was a ball of fire. she ruled the roost. she. >> a little crest o we called her. -- ceo we called her she was the boss. >> reporter: when
will the scene with the latest. >> another funeral will be held the victims off the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> more than 100 people were detained for spreading rumors might end on friday. " atd morning washington 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. tuesday, december 18. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras. , but it's working its way out. it will improve gradually day, so bethe patient. half of the day looks a lot better. you can see the clouds lingering. we have a little patchy fog developed across the area. well off to our west. possibility of this morning as well. 50 degrees in manassas, 48 in culpeper, and 55 in fredericksburg, 48 in gaithersburg. for today, clouds and fog will t through midmorning. turning mostly cloudy by noon, 58 degrees. cloudy by 5:00 with 53 degrees. the seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. first, traffic with jamee whitten. >> good morning. a quiet start. o problems on interstate 95 in virginia. no. the through stafford and our and over
what happened in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. unspeakable grief. today more families will say bye to loved ones killed in the shooting massacre in connecticut. in all 20 children at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will
the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school has some lawmakers push fog tighter gun control official in our state are calling for change. >> reporter: it's going to be a busy day for malls and stores around the area. i am linda so live at the mall in columbia. some of the benefits of waiting until the last-minute before holiday shopping. >> the rains take down the defending superbowl champs ending the 3-game losing streak. we will tell you why it's such big news for the guys in purple and black. exciting news on this monday morning. happy christmas eve. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. charley has the day off and hopefully he is sleeping in because it's good sleep in weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles to tell you what to expect for today. >> you need that extra blanket on the bed. you are waking up this morning and going shopping i know a lot of you procrastinators but bundle up as you head out. look at temperatures in hereford at 31. very dry air in place. dew points in the mid to low 20s this morning. 31 r
senators to continued work on the $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. negotiations continue on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. both parties head to the white house today to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. it's at 3:00 p.m. eastern in the oval office. senate in recess until 2:00 p.m. eastern when the senate reconveneses, live coverage here on c-span2. >>> and right now on c-span2 a conversation with nebraska senator ben nelson who is retiring after two terms. >>> retiring senator nebraska ben tell me sop. years that began with the 2003 recount and reended with re-election of president obama. if you could think of the adjective to describe these years what would it be? >> clearly interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. but also full of opportunities for the country. there was some good times during the twelve years laced together with some that weren't so good. 9/11, the anthrax scare. there were positive things as well, the election of president obama, i thought it was a positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way that we
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